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'''John Cipollina''' (August 24, 1943 – May 29, 1989) was a guitarist best known for his role as a founder and the lead guitarist of the prominent San Francisco, California|San Francisco rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service. After leaving Quicksilver he formed the band Copperhead, was a member of the San Francisco All Stars and later played with numerous other bands.
Birth nameJohn Holland Mallet III
Alias| birth_date = {{Birth date|mf=yes|1943|08|24}}
Death date{{death date and age|mf=yes|1989|05|29|1943|08|24}}
GenreRock music|Rock, psychedelic rock, blues, jazz, art rock
InstrumentGuitar, Bass guitar|bass, piano
Years active1964–1989
LabelCapitol Records|Capitol, Line Records, Music Box Records
Associated actsQuicksilver Messenger Service, Copperhead (band)|Copperhead, The Dinosaurs, Man (band)|Man
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